109 episodes

Life’s too short to just “lean in” and shut up. Join host Sara Wachter-Boettcher for a feminist look at real leadership in tech and design.

Each week, you’ll meet new authors, activists, entrepreneurs, and troublemakers of all types who are changing the status quo: fighting online harassment, dismantling white supremacy in design, and so much more. You’ll hear how they got started, where they found the courage to speak up, and what they do to take care of themselves in tough times. Produced by Active Voice.

Strong Feelings Sara Wachter-Boettcher

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 103 Ratings

Life’s too short to just “lean in” and shut up. Join host Sara Wachter-Boettcher for a feminist look at real leadership in tech and design.

Each week, you’ll meet new authors, activists, entrepreneurs, and troublemakers of all types who are changing the status quo: fighting online harassment, dismantling white supremacy in design, and so much more. You’ll hear how they got started, where they found the courage to speak up, and what they do to take care of themselves in tough times. Produced by Active Voice.

    Toxic Gratitude

    Toxic Gratitude

    We’ve spent the past few months deep in a series on pandemic clarity—hearing intimate stories about people whose relationships to work have changed dramatically over the past two years. But the more we listened to others’ stories, the more we realized…it was time to tell our own.

    • 43 min
    Fix Systems, Not Women

    Fix Systems, Not Women

    What would you do if you found out you were being paid $25,000 less than your peers, and that while they were allowed to work from home, you were expected to show up in person?

    • 40 min
    The Four-Day Workweek

    The Four-Day Workweek

    Joann Lee Wagner used to feel pretty guilty for taking breaks—until her organization decided to experiment with a new way of working: the four-day workweek. In the process, Joann had to do more than change her calendar. She had to rethink how she thought about work itself.

    • 36 min
    Future Julie

    Future Julie

    A year into the pandemic, Julie Threlkeld met with a leadership coach to talk about building her confidence in stakeholder meetings. And she left deciding what she actually needed was to retire early.

    • 32 min
    The Thunderdome of American Capitalism

    The Thunderdome of American Capitalism

    Who are you beyond the bio on your LinkedIn profile? In today’s episode, we tell the story of Alison Taylor—a designer and strategist who went to great lengths to find that out.

    • 36 min
    Introducing: Pandemic Clarity

    Introducing: Pandemic Clarity

    We’ve all heard about pandemic burnout. But that’s not the whole story. This season on Strong Feelings, we’re focusing on pandemic clarity: how the past two years have changed people’s relationships to work…for good.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

brianna todaro ,

Soooooo good!!

I am in love with this podcast! Such great topics and very intelligent and fascinating women who lead it. I LOVE IT!!!

dill ocean ,

I mean

The fat sex therapist is incredible. The rest of the podcast was horrible. Stop producing this podcast and let women of color take over forever. Seriously.

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Smart, engaging, high quality

Love this podcast! It's so well done. It's interesting, engaging, and I'm learning so much.

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